Phoenix (Arizona), USA – Canyon Records’ recording artists have been honored with a Nammy Award for People of Peace by the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet in the Best World Album category. This recording was also a 2006 GRAMMY nominee for Best New Age Album. Canyon had been honored this year with a total of fourteen nominations from the Native American Music Awards (or “Nammys”).
The Eighth Annual Native American Music Awards, or The Nammys, made its highly anticipated return to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida featuring over 25 Awards presentations, 12 live music performances, and a special Hall of Fame Induction of the late Link Ray.
Other Canyon Finalists include:
- R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo/Ute)- Flutist of the Year (Our Beloved Land)
- Radmilla Cody (Navajo)-Best Female Artist/Best Traditional Album (Spirit of a Woman )
- Northern Cree (Cree)-Best Compilation/Duo/Group of the Year (Honoring Singers and Songmakers, Vol. 3 .)
- Randy Wood (Cree)-Best Traditional Recording (Our Love Will Never Die)
- Tha Tribe (various)-Best Pow-Wow Recording (Best of Both Worlds, World Two)
- Blackfoot Confederacy (various)-Best Pow-Wow Recording (Setting the Record Straight)
- Young Grey Horse (Blackfeet)-Best Pow-Wow Recording (Loyal to Tha Old Man)
- Black Lodge (Blackfeet)-Best Pow-Wow Recording (More Kids’ Pow-Wow Songs )
- Tiinesha Begaye (Navajo)-Best Female Artist (Rhythm of Love)
- Earl Ray (Pima)-Best Historical Recording, Traditional Songs of the Salt River Pima
- Stephen Butler-Best Producer (Traditional Songs of the Salt River Pima )
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Canyon Records has produced and distributed contemporary and traditional Native American music for 55 years.
For additional information about Canyon Records, its artists and for sound samples, visit www.canyonrecords.com.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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